After entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal on December 30th, former 5-star running back Lorenzo Lingard has chosen Florida as his next destination.
Lingard announced his decision via Instagram and Twitter last Friday.
Lingard’s career at Miami was cut short due to injuries. In 2018, he rushed for 136 yards on just 17 carries but did not play in Miami’s final six games.
During the 2019 season, Lingard asked to be redshirted so he could continue to recover from injury. As known, redshirts are allowed to appear in 4 games throughout the season, and many rumors appeared to tell the same story: Lingard became frustrated because he was not receiving any snaps during the 4-game losing to end the season.
Lingard heads to Florida as a redshirt Sophomore after picking the Gators over UCF and Ohio State. If Lingard can have his waiver approved immediately, he should see some immediate playing time as the Gators star running back LaMical Perine graduates.
The Canes will certainly dread missing out on Lingard’s potential, as a former 5 star with NFL speed, however, the 2020 Canes RB Class is the highest-ranked running back duo in the country according to 247 Sports.
Four-stars Don Chaney (No.34) and Jaylan Knighton (No.103) will add to the RB depth in addition to Sophomore Cam’Ron Harris and Sophomore Robert Burns.
This spring is going to be interesting! Best of luck to Lorenzo Lingard.